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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he plans to have a free and open conversation with Mitt Romney when the two meet Thursday night, even though both Republicans are currently weighing presidential runs in 2016.

Bush told Salt Lake City’s KUTV there will be no reticence when he sits down with the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.

“Not on my part and I don’t think on his either,” Bush told the station after landing. He said they plan to talk “about the future.”

The meeting was set up before Romney made known he is considering a third presidential run in 2016.

“I’ve got a little bit more time [before deciding about a run],” Bush said. “I’m traveling the country and helping the Right to Rise PAC I’ve set. There’s time. It’s still early. It’s January.”

-- Kelly O'Donnell and Andrew Rafferty